Dentist wants to clone John Lennon from tooth

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A dentist who owns one of John Lennon’s teeth is looking forward to the day when human cloning becomes sufficiently advanced that he can create a baby version of the late Beatle and raise the mini-rockstar as his own child.

Michael Zuk, of Alberta, Canada, paid $33,000 for the tooth when it was auctioned by Lennon’s housekeeper two years ago.

“My goal is to own John Lennon’s DNA,” he told the U.K.’s Channel 4, adding that he believes exclusive control of the Beatle’s genome is worth “millions.”

As for the legal implications of “owning” a cloned individual, Zuk is confident he can navigate them by forum-shopping for a country where regulations are loose.

Read the full, original story: Canadian Dentist Plans to Raise Cloned John Lennon as His Son

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